Here is a signed, complete set of prints from 1940 titled "Guatemala Indians" painting by Galvez Suarez. These prints are from surrounding Guatemala villages. Alfredo Galvez Suarez, whose birthplace was Coban, Held his first exhibition in the city of Guatemala at the early age of twenty- one. (This is how his bio. info. starts on the inside sheet with the photo in the pics supplied) Print 1 Portrait of the dancer, Nahuala. Print 2 The Little Church, Santa Caterina Palopo. Print 3 The Prosecutors (Los Fiscales) Nahuala Print 4 The Alderman Mariano Ajcalon, Solola. The prints are in excellent shape. There are ten with this set. Texts for the prints were created by Ismael Mendez Zebadua. The outside of the print’s measures; 14"x18 1/4" and the images measure 10 3/4"x13 3/4" These prints are 70 years old and the colors are still vibrant.
Alfredo Galvez Suarez Art Portfolio Nr. 1, including 10 of his most famous Nati
He was born in Cobán City, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, in 1899. He was the son of General Herculano Gálvez and Doña Francisca Suárez, who had family roots in the southeastern part of the country. As a child he showed an artistic vocation, at the age of 13 he made, on an extensive canvas, a shadowy copy of a Murillo print. As a result, his parents decided to support him in the art of painting. Path He studied in private schools and at the Central Institute for Men, but in plastic it was basically a self-taught, apart from some courses taken with the painters Justo de Gandarias, Spanish and Guatemalan Agustín Iriarte. He left the country in 1923, enjoying a scholarship that was granted to him by the Ministry of Education of Mexico, but was later pensioned by the Guatemalan Government to continue his work in that country, in addition to relating to the muralist movement of José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, he had frequent communication with Carlos Mérida. Merida's floclorist "Americanism" influenced him. Over time, Gálvez Suárez merged this muralist experience with the academic language learned with Iriarte and De Gandarias. He was characterized by creative loneliness, he was not a man of talks or circles, except for his endearing friendship with the painter Humberto Garavito, with whom he made countless work tours in which they both embodied on his canvases the landscapes and features of the indigenous ethnic groups of the western region of the Republic. In 1929 he married Mrs. Josefina Morán with whom he fathered three children: Alfredo, Julio and Arnoldo. This artist's work has been exhibited with great success in major arts centers in the United States of America, such as the Baltimore Museum, the Los Angeles Museum, and the New York World's Fair in 1940. He is the author of the six murals that embellish the walls of the National Palace of Guatemala and whose theme is: "Guatemalan nationality. He served several professorships at the Academy of Fine Arts, and in 1945 taught several lectures on painting at the University of New Mexico, where he was appointed professor at the College of Fine Arts. On this occasion, Master Gálvez Suarez exhibited his best works and received excellent comments and praise. His paintings are in the best pinacotecas in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States. Alfredo Gálvez Suárez won eight first prizes in various national painting competitions and a special prize in Mexico for his painting "Las tejedoras". His work reproduced in Guatemalan paper currency and his contribution to the advertising design of the 30s and 40s, is entirely unknown. Among his production also stands out the painting "Los aguadores de Chichicastenango", which is located in the National Museum of Modern Art "Carlos Mérida". He was one of the few artists who in his day managed to live from his craft, making successful public and private exhibitions. In addition to methodically making paintings and later, some murals worked for 11 years, from 1928 to 1939, as artistic director of the Zadik Lithography, so he became one of the pioneers of graphic design in the country. This artist can be placed among the academic painters of Guatemala. Death He died in Guatemala City in 1946.